Russia as a supply market
Mannheim - 13.12.2016
Current economic developments in Russia are increasing the country’s appeal as a supply market for German purchasers. The strong devaluation of the Russian ruble is leading to competitive prices, and production capacities in Russia have significantly matured and improved in quality over the past years. With domestic demand not fully exhausting the production capacities on account of the present economic crisis – e.g. in the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors – Russian producers are looking for new buyers. Russia as a supply market is therefore moving to the focus of attention.
On 13 December 2016, experienced practitioners will be meeting up in Mannheim to discuss promising product groups and the particularities of supplier selection and contract drafting relating to imports from Russia as well as inner-Russian purchasing by German or international firms that manufacture goods there.
Thomas Kilimann, Managing Director at io-consultants, will be moderating a panel discussion on “Promising products groups for export from Russia; regional procurement clusters”. Kilimann is also Vice Chairman of the Association of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) for the Palatinate/Rhine-Neckar region. The panel discussion will be joined by representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), the German-Russian Chamber of Foreign Trade, and various corporations including, among others, DAIMLER KAMAZ RUS OOO, Magna Automotive Services GmbH, and Robert Bosch GmbH. Two more discussion sessions will round off the day’s agenda.